3 Links I Love: Mitsubishi Targets the US, A Successful A380, Iceland’s Wow Pain

3 Links I Love: Mitsubishi Targets the US, A Successful A380, Iceland’s Wow Pain

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Mitsubishi to turn MRJ into cheaper, smaller ‘Space Jet’Nikkei Asian Review
It is going to be really interesting to watch what happens in the regional jet space in the US. Bombardier has basically given up while Embraer has focused its development efforts on the …

Airlines We Lost 2018

Airlines We Lost 2018

As we wind toward the end of the year, it is time to take a look back on what we’ve lost in 2018. Dozens of airlines failed this year, and that’s not a surprise. Not all of them were beloved, but they should still be honored for giving it their …

3 Links I Love: The Only Thing I’ll Say About Leggings, Branson Gets Worse, Sonoma Growth

3 Links I Love: The Only Thing I’ll Say About Leggings, Branson Gets Worse, Sonoma Growth

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Why Is Wearing Leggings to the Airport Such a Shameful Thing?Vogue
A few have asked me to comment on this whole stupid kerfuffle where United denied boarding to a couple of pass travelers for wearing leggings (which aren’t allowed per pass travel rules). All …

Alaska Sticks With Its Own Brand But Learns a Little From Virgin America Before Killing It

Alaska Sticks With Its Own Brand But Learns a Little From Virgin America Before Killing It

The long-awaited branding decision has been made, and as expected, Alaska will be retiring the Virgin America brand in the next couple of years. I had the chance to speak with Alaska’s Chief Commercial Officer and EVP Andrew Harrison as well as VP of Marketing Sangita Woerner yesterday about the …

If You Thought the Alaska/Virgin America Merger Was Anti-Competitive, Take a Look at San Francisco

If You Thought the Alaska/Virgin America Merger Was Anti-Competitive, Take a Look at San Francisco

I can’t recall anyone outside of the federal government thinking that the Alaska/Virgin America merger was in any way anti-competitive, but all you need to do is look at the new routes being rolled out to see proof that it’s the opposite. Last week, Alaska announced its next round of

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